Freckfest Upcoming Events

  • HAC 24th August 2018

    Nick Harper

    Son of the legendary Roy Harper, Nick Harper has been described as 'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley' (Mojo). A folk troubadour, an acoustic balladeer - with a touch of rock 'n' roll on the side. He's not folk. He's emo skiffle. Pastoral hard rock. Progressive soul, etc etc.......in short, a singer/songwriter who may well be right up ytour street.

     

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    Son of the legendary Roy Harper, Nick Harper has been described as 'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, ...
  • HAC 15th September 2018

    Louise Connell

    NEW DATE!

    Louise Connell is a singer-songwriter from Airdrie, near Glasgow. Previously performing and releasing her music under the name REVERIEME, she has earned a considerable reputation as an outstanding songwriter, with a particular knack for framing intelligent, literate lyrics in haunting and beautiful melodies, delivered by “a voice that would melt iron” (Ravechild)


    Her first studio album, Straw Woman (2016), was released to consistent critical acclaim and overwhelmingly positive reviews, and was the featured album of the week on several BBC Radio Scotland programmes as well as receiving general airplay on Radio 2, Radio 6 (Lauren Laverne’s “Headphone Moment”), Radio 4, Virgin Radio and Amazing Radio.


    Recently, her work has come to the attention of legendary artist and designer James Marsh. Famous for his wonderful illustrations for records by Talk Talk, Jamiroquai and many others, James drew inspiration from Louise’s newest songs to create a series of beautiful designs for her forthcoming releases, which will be the first records released under her own name Louise Connell.
    These will be a series of three 6-track EPs, each of which will reflect a slightly differ
    ent aspect of Louise’s writing and performance. The first EP, Squall will be released on October 20th, with parts 2 and 3 (Echo and Rale) following in March and May 2018 respectively.


    Having performed at various festivals during the summer, both solo and with her band (Belladrum, Solas Festival, XpoNorth, Butefest, Jocktoberfest, Parkfest, North Hop etc) as well as a number of live appearances across the UK, Germany and Sweden, Louise and her band recently filmed a very well-received live set for BBC’s The Quay Sessions.
    Inspired by the myriad books, films and records she has devoured throughout her life, Louise Connell creates captivating, haunting songs that offer an intriguing glimpse of an inquisitive mind and a unique view of the world around her, and writes with a depth and intelligence that very few can match.

    NEW DATE! Louise Connell is a singer-songwriter from Airdrie, near Glasgow. Previously performing and releasing her music under the name REVERIEME, ...
  • Troon Concert Hall, 21st September 2018

    U2 Baby

    There are tribute acts and there are tribute acts and U2 Baby are the best of all. The stage set, the production, the depth of the back catalogue they dip into, it's as close to Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry as you're ever likely to see in a venue this size. Did someone say Even Better Than The Real Thing? U2 Baby must be seen to be believed, trust us.

    This show is a Freckfest Fundraiser, with all funds raised going towards our big event in 2019. Support local music!

    Tickets available here.

    There are tribute acts and there are tribute acts and U2 Baby are the best of all. The stage set, ...
  • Troon Concert Hall, 22nd September 2018

    Ultimate Bowie

    Ultimate Bowie is exactly that - a 2 hour + show spanning the big hits and choice album cuts that made David Bowie the undisputed icon that he is. Featuring a chronological run through of all your Bowie favourites, it's the only way to hear these songs exactly as the Thin White Duke himself performed them.

    This show is a Freckfest Fundraiser. All funds from the show will go towards our big event in 2019. Support local music!

    Tickets available here.

    Ultimate Bowie is exactly that - a 2 hour + show spanning the big hits and choice album cuts that ...
  • HAC 7th October 2018

    Jon Boden

    Jon Boden, best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead launched his solo career in 2016.

    Presenting the self-penned songs from the albums Painted Lady and Songs From The Floodplain and latest album Afterglow alonside material from Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden and his A Folk Song A Day project, his critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received solo shows have created yet another chapter in his history as one of the foremost names in English folk music.

    That's the official blurb.

    Freckfest say this'll be a cracker!

     

    Tickets available here.

    Jon Boden, best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk juggernaut Bellowhead launched his solo career in 2016. Presenting ...
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway 19th October 2018

    Rab Noakes & Jill Jackson

    Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. Joining forces with lifelong friend and acclaimed Americana singer songwriter Jill Jackson, they will travel together across the UK, creating an undeniable evening of enchanting, stripped back and captivating music. Their performance is consistently brilliant, and is equally emotive and entertaining.

    Although a generation apart, they have worked and sung together for over 20 years. Expect a rich collection of songs, self-penned alongside innovative interpretations. Each of them is an enthusiastic collaborator as well as an accomplished soloist.

    The combination of their voices, their wit and their obvious and infectious love of singing, make a sparkling combination with a great sound. They demonstrate the value of how different experiences can make a whole that’s more than the sum of the parts.

     

    Set in the unique environs of the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, this should not be missed.

    Tickets available via seetickets

     

     

    Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. Joining forces ...
  • HAC 10th November 2018

    James Grant

    James Grant returns to a venue that is fast-becoming one of his favourites.

    Loose and languid, with a self-deprecating humour......and a back catalogue of killer songs. This is James' 3rd time at the HAC and it's shaping up to be his best one yet.

     

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    James Grant returns to a venue that is fast-becoming one of his favourites. Loose and languid, with a self-deprecating humour......and a ...
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway 24th November 2018

    JJ Gilmour

    Jinky is Scotland's greatest musical secret. One of the funniest men you could have the pleasure to be in the same room as, he's toured with everyone from Chrissie Hynd to Steven Seagal. Recently, he's been performing as one half of the critically-acclaimed Caezar. On his own though, Jinky is equally as superb. His stories will you have crying tears of laughter. His songs will break your heart.

    There's no-one quite like Jinky. No-one. He's best experienced in the live setting, and in the unique surroundings of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, this has all the makings of a cracker.

    Tickets available via seetickets

    Jinky is Scotland's greatest musical secret. One of the funniest men you could have the pleasure to be in the ...
  • HAC 30th November 2018

    Miles Hunt

    Miles Hunt returns once more!

    A year or so since his first Freckfest gig, The Wonder Stuff's Miles Hunt returns to the HAC as a stop off on his The Custodian tour. Flying solo this time, Miles will cherry pick the very best of his considerable back catalogue and perform his best-loved songs in chronological order.

    This will be one hot ticket. If you ain't fast you'll be last. Don't miss out!

    Tickets on sale here.

    Miles Hunt returns once more! A year or so since his first Freckfest gig, The Wonder Stuff's Miles Hunt returns to ...
  • Grand Hall, Kilmarnock 14th December 2018

    Counselled Out - The Final Gig!

    A right Christmas cracker and no mistake. This will be Counselled Out's farewell show. They'll bow out on a high, re-playing a venue they once made their own. If it's the soul hits of yesteryear played as they sounded back in the day, Counselled Out is the band for you.

    A right Christmas cracker and no mistake. This will be Counselled Out's farewell show. They'll bow out on a high, ...

Gig Locations

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

114-116 Harbour Street
Irvine
Ayrshire
KA12 8PZ


Phone: 01294 274059

Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

9 Green Street
Kilmarnock
Ayrshire
KA1 3BN


Phone: 01563 554900

Troon Concert Hall

Ayr Street
Troon
KA10 6EF

Phone: 01292 611222